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Honors Lit

QuestionAnswer
chances or possibilities, especially for success or profit prospects
anger or annoyance vexation
a poor person, especially one who depends on public charity pauper
excessive praise or flattery adulation
filled with shock or horror aghast
bringing ruin or downfall; disasterous ruinous
the entire range or series of something gamut
lack of basic necessities or controls of life privation
much too high; excessive exorbitant
crooked; to one side askew
capable of being touched or felt; having actual form and substance tangible
the object of a hunt; prey quarry
removing or overcoming suspicion; inspiring confidence disarming
something that adds to one's comfort or convenience amenity
friendly, pleasant, and easy to talk to affable
to overlook,forgive or disregard condone
amusingly odd or comical droll
an uneasy feeling arising from one's conscience or principles scruple
to escape, especially by means of daring, cleverness, or skill elude
expressing care or concern solicitously
physical or moral strength;endurance stamina
deeply regrettable;unfortunate deplorable
absolutely necessary imperative
intensely devoted and enthusiastic zealous
so remarkable as to seem supernatural uncanny
to make impossible, especially by taking action in advance; prevent preclude
freedom from punishment, penalty or harm impunity
characteristic of a person with masterly knowledge or skill virtuoso
to approach and speak to in an aggressive or hostile manner accost
lie dead or at rest repose
the end of something; limit or edge termination
to restrain with chains or shackles fetter
to beg, earnestly ask for implore
to become less agitated or active; lessen subside
determined beforehand, fated destined
too ill to live a normal life invalid
to rush carelessly careen
about to occur imminent
shining with shifting rainbow colors iridescent
an inability to make errors infallibility
persistence; stubborness doggedness
to repeat reiterate
insecurely; in a dangerous way precariously
excitingly strange exotic
an action or opinion contrary to what is generally thought of as right heresy
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. allusion
conclusion denouement
expostition fretag
An adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality regarded as characteristic of the person or thing mentioned. epithet
more happening that you don't know about ellipsis
the running over of a sentence from one verse or couplet into another so that closely related words fall in different lines emjambment
vivid descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the senses imagery
not having or following a particular style or structure free form
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. syntax
The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing diction
poem that may be categorized by the pattern of its lines, meter, rhythm, or stanzas fixed form
the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character characterization
A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. inference
The use of successive verbal constructions in poetry or prose that correspond in grammatical structure, sound, meter, meaning, parallelism
The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing. rhetoric
reduction in size, extent, or importance of something diminution
demanding much effort arduous
state of being strong and active; energy vitality
acceptance without protest acquiescence
not conductive to success inauspicious
with respect to its inherent nature intrinsically
general or widespread hatred or disgust directed toward someone odium
make or become spread out unfuried
punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved. retribution
underground construction resembling or compared to a cemetery catacomb
organization or person that is immature or inexperienced fledgling
the exercise of absolute power especially in a cruel and oppressive way despotism
restrict within limits crcumscribing
small hand held tool with a flat pointed blade trowel
ability to produce a desired or intended result efficacy
imposed levied
action or speech that provokes someone provocation
calm and peaceful with little movement or activity placid
exceedingly harmful baneful
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